Grab Philippines on Tuesday said its GrabTaxi operations are now available at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, a significant addition to the present 11 cities where its services are present.
Also, the frequently used mobile app helped in the betterment of local and tourist services in the area as the service equipped some 120 taxi drivers with the Grab application.
According to Grab Philippines country head Brian Cu, this development will help the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) establish the area as a smart city.
“As the everyday app, we at Grab believe in the smart cities of tomorrow, and introducing our technology to Subic brings it closer to its vision of building its very own smart city,” Cu said.
“With GrabTaxi now in place, locals and tourists will now have a more convenient, safer and faster way of commuting,” he added.
Moreover, SBMA Chairman and Administrator Wilma Eisma said the GrabTaxi service will greatly help the employees of the hundreds and thousands of employees of over 1,600 business locators at the free port.
“Having Grab as a partner to drive Subic to become a smart city is truly a blessing. We share the same goal of providing convenience to Filipinos. GrabTaxi can make a difference in the lives of locals and tourists in Subic” Eisma said.
Cu also said that with the Grab app now available in Subic, the service is now in a position to enable more micro-entrepreneurs be successful.
“Our vision as an everyday super app is to be present where we are needed, all while providing the best services to our customers. Our commitment to expand our services in more Philippine cities remain so that more and more Filipinos can enjoy riding with Grab,” Cu said.
Aside from Subic, Grab is also available in 11 cities in the Philippines, namely: Metro Manila, Cebu, Davao, Pampanga, Cagayan de Oro, Bacolod, Baguio, Bataan, Naga, Iloilo and Tacloban.